Category Archives: Polyphenols

Do Polyphenols Interact with the Cannabinoid System?

Polyphenols are a group of phytochemicals whose structure is based on multiple phenolic rings. Polyphenols have been extensively researched for their health effects in humans. The main protective effect may come from the ability of polyphenols to act as antioxidants … Continue reading

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Phytocannabinoids

Phytocannabinoids are a group of chemicals that are most often associated with the cannabis plant (Cannabis sativa). The main phytocannabinoid in cannabis is Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), although the plant actually contains over 100 phytocannabinoids. Studies suggest that THC is mainly responsible … Continue reading

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Green Tea Supplements: Are You Getting What You Think?

Green tea is a form of traditional tea made from the Camellia sinensis plant. Green tea has become a popular health supplement and is now widely available from health food stores. This relates to research showing beneficial effects for green … Continue reading

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Antioxidants in Spirulina

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Green Tea (Camellia sinensis)

Phytochemistry: Green tea is a rich source of polyphenols of the flavonoid subclass. In particular, green tea contains high amounts of a type of flavonoid called flavan-3-ols. These are sometimes referred to as catechins. The main catechin in green tea … Continue reading

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How Do Red Wine Antioxidants Protect Lipoproteins?

Lipoprotein oxidation is considered a possible mechanism by which atherosclerosis can develop. The process is not fully understood, but it has become apparent that only oxidised lipoproteins are involved in the process of atherosclerotic plaque formation in humans. This has … Continue reading

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The Nutritional Value of Mushrooms

Much has been made of the vitamin D content of ultraviolet irradiated mushrooms. And for good reason, as mushrooms can be an excellent source of vitamin D2 (ergocalciferol). However, mushrooms have been shown to be a good source of a … Continue reading

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Polyphenols and Diabetes

Polyphenols are a large group of heterogeneous compounds comprising of multiple phenolic rings. The structure of polyphenols is interesting as their molecular arrangement allows them to be effective antioxidants. Polyphenols can donate hydrogen atoms from their hydroxyl groups to free … Continue reading

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Flavonoid Effects: Is Metabolism Essential?

Flavonoids are a heterogenous group of polyphenolic molecules that may confer health benefits to animals and humans. Flavonoids are secondary metabolites of plants are accumulate in particular plant tissues, usually the outer layers such as peels. Different plants have different … Continue reading

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Anthocyanins Versus Vitamin C: Antioxidant Capacity

Vitamin C is an important dietary antioxidant. The vitamin role for vitamin C relates to its ability to act as a reducing agent in a number of metabolic reactions, one of which is required for the synthesis of collagen, which … Continue reading

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